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Thursday, 7 March 2013
Absent Blog Friends (JohnD).
Blogging allows us to encounter all sorts of people, in all sorts of places. Welsh chicken aficionados, Somerset stone cutters, Lincolnshire big-game hunters, and even Angolan restaurateurs.
As I look back at some of my old postings, I occasionally come across comments from the Australian blogger, 'JohnD'. He was a charming commentator, and always spoke good common sense. I've just this minute been reading a few.
His own blog, 'Tok Tok place', was interesting, informative, and fun. The perfect introduction to Aussie life.
So it was with huge sadness that, on December 4th 2012, I read his final posting entitled 'End of days'. He knew he was on borrowed time, and made sure that he said a proper goodbye to all his followers.
If you weren't familiar with JohnD's blog (address below), do have a look at his final post. It was an extraordinary example to all of us; especially considering the circumstances. A truly 'gentlemanly' exit.
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
4 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 45 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!